Hi Kathy, this might be of help. It says sometimes yes and sometimes no but explains why
Yes you can use chalk paint without a primer. But if you are working on a very dark piece I would use a stain blocking primer, then lightly sand, then use chalk paint.
If your wood has a dark finish on it, I would use a stain-blocking primer to prevent the tannins from bleeding through the paint.
Yes! That’s one of the great things about it. :)
Absolutely! ...one of the "pluses" of chalk paint.
Hello. Yes you can.
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I would say it depends on what you are painting. Is it bare wood? If so you could probably get away with no undercoat. But if you are painting over something else - then you'll want to sand or start with a primer.
Chalk paint is supposed to be a no prep no primer however I have found that you should do it if you are looking for a long lasting finish.
The answer to that question is YES!
You are supposed to be able to with chalk paint. However, to get that pro look, you will want to sand and primer beforehand. Unfortunately, with furniture makeovers, the prep is the key and takes the most time. You have to gauge what type of furniture piece you are willing to put that time and effort into.
Totally! Check out this standing oak jewelry chest that I painted with just chalk paint (and no primer, etc.).
Absolutely! Just make sure your surface is clean.